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Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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The Christmas Tree Ship

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Author Rochelle Pennington has written two books detailing one of the most well-known shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan's Christmas Tree Ship, which delivered holiday evergreens to the citizens of Chicago each Christmas season before it was caught in the "Great Storm of 1912" and subsequently went to the bottom of the lake fully loaded with trees. Pennington's presentation will focus on many of the little-known facts surrounding the story.


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Library Board Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Cary Area Public Library District.
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Preschool Art (Ages 3-5 w/adult)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 3-5 w/adult. Winter Paper Chain
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Cary Area Writers Group

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Conference Room
Looking for a community to nurture your writing? Come join the Cary Area Writers Group. Writers group meets the second Saturday of every month. Questions contact danielfgiallombardo@gmail.com
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Maker Club

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
All ages (age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Led by Ryan Brock, create your own tech-based project and learn about microcontrollers, soldering, wiring, and programming in these hands-on sessions. Participants do not need to attend every session but MUST come to the first session in order to choose a project. Most projects will take multiple sessions. Limited to 20. There will be a fee for some supplies after projects are chosen.
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Preschool Stories

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For ages 3 1/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the service center.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up your free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Book Busters

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grade 3 and 5.Join us each month as we will read a book from a different genre, then discuss the book. We will follow up with a group activity. Feel Free to bring a snack while we discuss the book.

Dec. 17 - Warriors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

Jan. 21 - Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Feb. 18 - BFG by Ronald Dahl

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Books on Tap: A 20's/30's Book Club-Cary Ale House

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library

Meets at the Cary Ale House. Eat, drink, and talk shop about books with others in their 20’s and 30’s. Each meeting we discuss a title chosen by the group. If you’re interested in joining or to find out the current title, please email roberhauser@caryarealibrary.info.


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Turn Your Leftovers into Asian Favorites

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

What to do with leftovers? Let’s totally transform them into classic Asian dishes with just a few additional ingredients we can easily stock in our pantry. Chef Jun will teach students a few tricks practiced in most Asian homes to turn dinner leftovers into some of your new home-cooked Asian favorites. 

Note: Because our topic is about leftovers, this class is more about teaching techniques rather than strictly following recipes (although there are some classic ingredients to remember).


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Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Project B3

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North
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Dungeons & Dragons

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grades 6-12. Join a D&D Adventuring Group! Rules taught to beginners, and experienced players are also welcome. Pre-generated characters and all supplies provided, just bring your imagination! Cooperative play emphasized, so come and help your group succeed! For information on rules and game play visit http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules . Limit 6.


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Closed for Christmas Eve

All Day

Closed for Christmas

All Day
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DIY Snow Globes

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grades 6-12. Create a custom winter wonderland! We will design our own figurines (like a deer, snowman, or wolf) out of Sculpey. Then we’ll create a winter scene for them using miniature pine trees and a mason jar. We’ll fill our mason jars with water and glitter and let it snow!


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Science Patrol (Ages 3-6 w/adult)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 3-6 with an adult. Parents, here’s a fun way to experience science with your child. 

See all our designs fro the Kaleidoscope that we have made.

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Closed for New Years Eve

All Day

Closed for New Years

All Day
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Minecraft Mania

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Grades 3-5. Using Minecraft's Creative Mode, players will have the opportunity to build objects related to a theme within the game and participate in Minecraft challenges, games & activities. All participants will be playing with partners within the game to work on the activities together. No account, computer, or experience is necessary. Limit 24.


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Polar Bear Plush

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Grades 4-5. Learn how to sew and create your own polar bear! Participants will learn simple sewing skills while cutting out their own patterns and sewing together the parts of a small polar bear stuffed animal in this hands-on class. Limit 16
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